The Historic Maxwell Room is a vintage garden and banquet hall-style wedding venue in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Originally built in 1925, it is an example of the Boom period’s Mediterranean Revival architecture. The courtyard and brick archways add a sense of intimacy to this elegant venue.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples may host a maximum of 120 guests in one of three available spaces. The courtyard is located in front of the Maxwell Room entrance and, with hanging bistro lights, adds a whimsical feel to any wedding. The New River Seawall sits on the south side of New River, creating an open environment for exchanging vows. Lastly, the Historic Den exudes 1920s charm with its brick arches and colonnades. No matter where couples choose to exchange vows, they are sure to find a unique and romantic backdrop that fits their wedding style.
The Historic Maxwell Room offers venue packages, menus, bar packages, buffet stations, ceremony site packages, and personalized services. The ceremony site packages are specific to each available space. Venue packages include the Silver Package, the Gold Package, and Appetizer Reception. In addition to wedding-day celebrations, couples can also host their engagement party, bridal shower, and rehearsal dinner at The Historic Maxwell Room. The venue can also accommodate elopements. The Historic Maxwell Room offers the following services:
The Historic Maxwell Room serves American cuisine and can accommodate gluten free, lactose free, no pork, vegan, and vegetarian dietary restrictions. They offer brunch menus, luncheons, dinner entrees, and desserts. They also offer bar services, with bartenders and a range of services, from cash bar to open bar to a signature drink. The Historic Maxwell Room offers the following cuisine styles:
60 Reviews for The Historic Maxwell Room
Recommended by 95% of couples
82 User photos
Allisha Jackson · Getting married on 07/10/2020
Love the Maxwell Room!
Where do I start? Libby is a dream to work with. Her and her staff made our wedding day stress-free! When our officiant couldn’t make it for the rehearsal, she was there to help up plan the ceremony. She was super quick to respond to any of the questions that I had when planning the event. And was there the whole night making sure all was well. Libby and her whole team, even the staff at the Downtowner, welcomed us like friends any time we asked to see the space to plan or decorate. The Maxwell Room was the only space I could find in my area that offered that northern, romantic type of local. Being in South Florida, the main options are ballrooms or hotels, and I didn’t want any of that. We kept getting compliments all night at how beautiful the space was.Sent on 12/12/2019
The Historic Maxwell Room's reply:Hi Allisha and Stanley,
Donna whitesall · Married on 02/15/2020
So greatful I found this place!
I am so pleased with how everything turned out and I'm so greatful I found this place! Libby was such a pleasure to work with and helped me tremendously. I had an issue with my original venue and about 6 months out I realized I needed to switch venues and found the Historic Maxwell Room and it was a godsend! I could call or email Libby with any questions or concerns and she was happy to help. Libby and her team took my vision and executed everything perfectly. I was a little disappointed that it rained and I could not have my cocktail hour outside but they made it an easy transition from ceremony to reception and it really didn't matter. I got to have the wedding of my dreams for a very reasonable price. If your looking for a romantic vintage wedding like I was this is the place! Everyone couldn't stop talking about how beautiful it was and how amazing the appetizers were! Thank you Libby for giving me my dream wedding!Sent on 03/30/2020
Sharon Brennan · Married on 11/03/2019
Don't overlook this hidden venue
Intimate venue is perfect for a guest count of 60-80 people. It didn't feel too big or too small. The atmosphere is everything! Guests commented on how elegant and romantic it was all night, and there were many compliments on the food too. Thank you to Libby and her staff for the memories!!Sent on 01/13/2020
The Historic Maxwell Room's reply:Thank you so much Sharon and Alex,
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Love the Maxwell room at the Downtowner! Great staff and food and you're right on the New River! Awesome place for any event, large or small!
There is so much to say about The Historic Maxwell Room with its classic Fort Lauderdale feel on the New River. I love the place and the food is fantastic. They make some of the best fish in south Florida, paired with full bar and friendly staff, you can't beat this place. The history behind this place and its longevity tells you it something you do not want to miss. Visit this place and plan your event here if you are looking for a true Fort Lauderdale event.